Chulu West

13 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • Available
  • English
  • Bus,Cab


Chulu west peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in part of the bigger Damodar Himal range, Annapurna region, and is a popular trekking peak. Chulu west stands at the height of 6419m from sea level. In 1952, a Japanese expedition made the first ascend to Chulu west. Since the peak is categorized as a trekking peak, Chulu west doesn’t come with many technical difficulties and challenges. Experienced, as well as beginner trekkers with basic mountaineering ideas, can climb this peak. There is great confusion among climbers about this peak, whether the climb is in the east or in the west of the Chulu. There are basically 4 summits on Chulu, from which 2 are from the east side and 2 from the west side. The west side route is considered less technical and safe as compared to the route of the east side. The Chulu west is graded as PD/3. Chulu West trek can be combined with the Annapurna circuit trek by just adding a few days to your journey. The main reason behind Chulu west being so beautiful and popular is the top view the peak provides. To the south is the beautiful Tilicho peak and Annapurna Himalayan range and to the north is the view of Tibet and China. Even though an easier peak climbing Chulu West requires excellent physical and mental fitness.  

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • Available
  • English
  • Bus,Cab

Temperature and weather

The average temperature of Chulu in the spring season (March-May) is around 25-26⁰C during the daytime and can be around 13-16⁰C during the nighttime. The average temperature in the autumn season (September-November) is 28-33⁰C during the daytime and may fall to 16-17⁰C in the night. Similarly, in winter (December-February), the average daytime temperature is 24-25⁰C and can fall to 16⁰C at the night. In the summer (June-August), the average daytime temperature is 26-30⁰C in the day and 11-14⁰C in the night. 

Considering all the seasons, spring (March-May) and autumn (September-March) are two of the best season for trekking and climbing Chulu west peak. Autumn and the spring season have very favorable temperatures and weather with crystal blue skies. The atmosphere is very clean offering a beautiful view of mountains and green vegetation throughout the way. Monsoon season receives a lot of rainfall which makes the trail slippery and muddy. The winter season can be extremely cold with unbearable temperatures. 

Food and accommodation 

Chulu west peak has to be both camping and a teahouse trek. Teahouses are small lodges run by local people of the area. There are teahouses available in most of the areas, especially below the base camp. They have a single room with twin sharing beds. They provide a blanket, mattress, and clean bedsheets. The toilets and bathroom however have to be shared. Once you reach the base camp, it is almost impossible to find any teahouses or stores. You need to camp overnight for several days. That is why all the necessary stuff like camping tents, sleeping bags, mats, cooking stoves, utensils has to be carried. You also need to prepare food by yourself. If you are trekking through a travel agency, they will manage a cook for you. Cook is hired to make some easy food like bread, fried rice, noodles, etc. however, on your stay on Teahouses, you get some options for food like Dal, Bhat and vegetables, bread, eggs, etc.   

Guides and porters 

Guides and porters are a very important part of this trek. Without a professional, licensed, and well-experienced travel guide to give you the right directions, and information about the places, your trek would be quite difficult. They usually charge 30-35$ per day. Since you will be carrying all the camping stuff, it is quite impossible not to hire a porter. They usually charge 20-25$ per day. 

Electronics and communication 

Facilities like electricity, internet connections, and communication are available in all the teahouses. There are solar panels that provide enough electricity to charge your electronics. There are satellite phones available for communication. However, to use all these facilities you have to pay extra money to the owner. Once you are in the base camp, these facilities are not available at all. Power banks and extra batteries are highly recommended. 


The easiest option to reach Chulu is to take a bus from Kathmandu to Besishahar which takes almost 8-9 hours. From Besishahar, you need to trek to Chame and further to reach the destination.   

Permits and fees 

 Annapurna Conservation Area Entry permit 

SAARC countries- 1500NRS (15$) excluding VAT

NON-SAARC countries- 3000NRS (30$) excluding VAT 

Trekkers Information Management System card (TIMS)- 1000NRS (10$)

Chulu West Peak climbing permit 

– Spring (March-May)- 250 $ per person

– Autumn (September-November)- 125$ per person 

– Winter (December-February)- 70$ per person

– Summer (June-August)- 70$ per person

Difficulties of Chulu west peak

Chulu west peak is comparatively an easier peak. However, it doesn’t mean it comes without challenges. The road to Chulu west peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging. The extreme temperature and altitude can be a serious problem if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor. Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. It is relieving to know that Chulu west peak is an easy one and good for beginners or someone without experience. The average walking hour of 4-5 per day, and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Chulu west peak can be moderately difficult.  

*Symptoms of Mountain sickness



-Loss of appetite

-Shortness of breath

-Fast heartbeats

*Preventing mountain sickness 

-Walk slow

-Stay hydrated

-Have nutritional food 

-Have enough rest

-Avoid smoking and alcohol 

*Medicines for mountain sickness 


-Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)

-Promethazine (for nausea) 

 Other requirements

Travel insurance– trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you. Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month. 

Visas/passports– if you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months. 


  • Climb Chulu west peak
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Close-up view of Annapurna Range and Tilicho peak



Cost Includes

  • Professional trekking guide and support staff
  • Airport transfers and domestic flights
  • Accommodations and meals during the trek
  • Emergency evacuation arrangements

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepalese visa fees and necessary trekking permits
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment


What distinguishes the Chulu West trek from other climbing experiences in the region?

Chulu West offers a unique blend of challenging climbing opportunities with stunning panoramic views, providing climbers with a distinct and rewarding Himalayan adventure.

Are there alternative routes or variations available for the Chulu West trek?

Yes, our itineraries allow for flexibility, enabling trekkers to explore alternative routes and variations based on their preferences, ensuring a more personalized and diverse trekking experience.

How do environmental considerations play a role in our Chulu West trek?

Our commitment to responsible tourism involves minimizing environmental impact. We follow Leave No Trace principles, promoting a sustainable trekking experience that preserves the natural beauty of the region.

What cultural experiences can be integrated into the Chulu West trek?

The Chulu West trek traverses through local villages, providing opportunities to engage with the culture of the region. Trekkers can visit monasteries, interact with locals, and witness traditional practices along the way.

How is the safety and well-being of trekkers prioritized during the Chulu West climb?

Our trek is designed with safety as a top priority. Our experienced guides are trained in mountain safety, and the itinerary includes acclimatization days to ensure the well-being and success of climbers.

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